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side by side comparison

Feb 22, 2013 7:49 PM

What is a good way to do side by side comparison of images in bridge CS6,  such that the images can be enlarged, not just a focal zoom?  Can side by side comparison of 2 images be done with a 2 monitor system while using bridge CS6?


Thankyou Ray

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    Feb 22, 2013 10:01 PM   in reply to



    There are several ways to see two images at the same time. To get them to be on different monitors, just stretch the program to cover both monitors.


    If you set the workspace to Preview, you can select the first image and the hold the Ctrl key while selecting a second image. If your workspace covers two monitors, and you adjust your content  panel to be narrow, you should see two pictures next to each other like this:



    You can't see the edges of the monitor in this screen capture, but ig you look closely you will see the left edge of the icons on the bottom of my right hand monitor, which is my #1 monitor.


    If you use the Filmstrip workspace, it looks like this:




    It probably isn't necessary to mention this to you, but just in case.... You can't have the program maximized in one window and stretch it. It has to be restored to less than full screen to be able to be stretched across two monitors.


    Let us know if this was the answer you were looking for.

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    Feb 23, 2013 9:39 AM   in reply to

    [moved to bridge forum]

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    Feb 23, 2013 10:22 AM   in reply to

    The problem with comparing two images on two different monitors is that both have to be calibrated exactly the same in brightness, contrast, color balance, etc.  And if two different models it may not be possible. 


    If you have full screen mode you can enlarge or reduce by pressing the + or - keys.  Believe it varies between 100 to 800%.


    Not sure exactly what you want but horizontal filmstrip and preview enlarged to max works good for me.  Save as a workspace so you can just toggle to it when you want it.

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